Evaluating the efficiency of Farmers in Ethiopia

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Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA)
Abrar Suleiman


This article is primarily concerned with applying Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) for measuring the efficiency of smallholders in Ethiopia. Two variants of DEA models, Constant – returns-to scale (CRS) and variable-returns-to – scale (VRS) are applied on individual farm level cross-sectional data from three villages in Ethiopia The empirical results of both measures show that the farmers in the sample are more technically inefficient that scale inefficient. This implies that policy should largely focus on means of raising technical efficiency. Moreover the results also indicate that there is regional variation in the level of efficiency, suggesting selective policy intervention based on the specific environment

Corporate Author:Ethiopian Economic Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute (EEA/EEPRI)
Publisher:Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA)
Primary Descriptors:Sustainable agriculture; Farmer – Ethiopia – Attitude

Secondary Descriptor:Agricultural productivity

Cataloge Date:03/02/2013
Broad Subject heading:Agricultural innovations
Call Number:330.05 ETH JOU
Serial Key Title:Ethiopian Journal of Economics
Publication catagory:Ethiopian Journal of Economics
Content type:EEA Publication
Year:October, 1995
Publication date:1995-03-02 00:00:00
Forum or Discussion date:2013-03-02 00:00:00
PDF file: Abrar Suleiman_ Evaluating the efficiency of Farmers in Ethiopia.pdf
Place of publication:Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Type of material:Serial (Journal)
Current frequency:Semiannual
Author: Abrar Suleiman